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READ: The Future of Energy Storage

In the next 5 to 10 years, we’ll see a $50 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium ion (Li-ion) battery cell that’s capable of fast charging, 10,000+ cycles, 1 million+ miles, a 30 year calendar life, and produced with abundant raw materials found all around the world and recycled.

Posted by david on Wednesday, Sep 02, 2020
Tesla: the iPhone of electric vehicles or just another car company? – Financial Times

Gene Berdichevsky, who in 2004 became the seventh employee hired by Tesla, says big carmakers have underestimated how many different innovations have gone into the company’s technology. He puts the performance advantage of Tesla’s Model 3 over Jaguar’s electric I-Pace at about 30 per cent.

Posted by david on Friday, Feb 07, 2020
Welcome to the Era of Supercharged Lithium-Silicon Batteries – Wired

Batteries with silicon anodes promise to make devices last more than 20 percent longer on a single charge.

Posted by david on Wednesday, Feb 05, 2020
Sila Nano set to transform the battery market – CNN

Julia Chatterley speaks with CEO Gene Berdichevsky live on CNN outlining how Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. version will provide a 20-40% improvement versus current batteries & will soon be used in smartphones, laptops and electric vehicles in the next decade.

Posted by dirango on Saturday, Jan 25, 2020
My Climate Journey – Episode 65: Gene Berdichevsky, Co-Founder & CEO at Sila Nanotechnologies

Today’s guest on the My Climate Journey Podcast is Gene Berdichevsky, Co-Founder & CEO of Sila Nanotechnologies, an engineered materials company focused on dramatically improving energy storage.

Posted by david on Monday, Dec 23, 2019
Battery startup Sila Nano powers up with fresh funding, new executives – SFBT

Sila Nanotechnologies scored $45 million in funding and named two former executives of Tesla and SunPower to its executive team as ramps up production on its lithium-ion battery materials business.

Posted by david on Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019
Battery tech startup Sila Nano lands $45 million and Tesla veteran Kurt Kelty – Techcrunch

Sila Technologies, the battery materials company that has partnered with BMW and Daimler, landed $45 million in new funding and hired two high-profile executives, including Kurt Kelty, who led the battery cell team at Tesla for more than a decade.

Posted by david on Monday, Nov 04, 2019
Daimler-Backed Battery Startup Raises Funds, Hires Tesla Veteran – Bloomberg

The $45 million investment from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board brings the company’s total funding to $340 million, including an earlier contribution from Daimler AG. Daimler and BMW are automotive partners.

Posted by david on Monday, Nov 04, 2019
Sila Nanotechnologies builds out leadership team and secures $45M financing

Solar Industry Veteran Bill Mulligan and Former Tesla Battery Director Kurt Kelty Join as Company Focuses on Ramping up Production Volume

Posted by dirango on Monday, Nov 04, 2019
It’s All in the Batteries: What the Future of Electric Vehicles Looks Like – Observer

“The future of transportation will see electrification, ridesharing and autonomy all intertwined,” said Gene Berdichevsky, the CEO and co-founder of Sila Nanotechnologies, a battery materials company that has developed a silicon-based chemistry that increases battery storage by 20-40%.

Posted by dirango on Monday, Oct 21, 2019